Hobbit Lessons could also be titled “Everything I Need To Know About Life, I Learned From The Hobbit”. The author Devin Brown talks a bit about how The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books changed his life on a family vacation that he thought was going to be boring. Instead he took a trip with Bilbo and friends. And learned a lot. He breaks down some great life lessons that he learned from the books and explains how they relate to the books. The end of each chapter kind of breaks down things one more time.
I’ve never read The Hobbit – I faked it in high school when we were supposed to read it for class – but I have seen all the Lord of the Rings movies and was familiar with what he was talking about. But if you’ve never read the books or seen the movie or know anything about the series at all and are just looking for some great life lessons – I think that the book has enough information in it for you to follow along and not be confused and at the end of the day it’s the lessons that are the most important anyway.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
For generations, The Hobbit has been loved and shared by readers who thrilled to the challenges faced by the band of fourteen. Most didn’t realize, however, that some of life’s greatest lessons could be learned by going along on that journey. Discover these and other exiting truths from Bilbo Baggins journey—without the danger of being eaten by a dragon:
· When adventure comes knocking, let it in (even if it makes you late for dinner)
· Have Your Friends’ Back (someone has yours)
· Be Fond of Waistcoats, Pocket Handkerchiefs and Even Arkenstones (Just Don’t Let Them Become Too Precious)
Tolkien scholar Devin Brown teases out the lessons Tolkien has woven into his timeless story in a way that becomes a story in itself. For those new to The Hobbit or long-time fans, this will bring the book and movies alive in a new way and provide life lessons about loyalty, selflessness, friendship, and dedication—lessons as precious as a golden ring.